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Christopher Fowler
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Crime fiction accounts for a third of all UK fiction sold, and the majority of its readers are women. As the crime festival season gets into gear this weekend, starting with Bristol Crimefest, a new collective of crime writers has formed called Killer Women. A vast swathe of novels fall into the mid-list category, where good solid non-celebrity writing exists, and the idea is that as authors…
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Christopher Fowler
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Some books are written like butter melting in a frying pan - smooth, fast and easy. Others are stubborn and keep you awake at night for months. The book I'm just finishing this month (probably for 2016) has been through seven drafts, to the point where I can no longer read it objectively. Does that mean it's any better or worse than one that's easy to write? Not really, although there is a…
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